Ottawa County Community Foundation
"Doing Good.  Forever."

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Celebrating Our Successes. . .

The Ottawa County Community Foundation is dedicated to helping you with your philanthropy whether through memorial donations or as part of your estate plan or will.

The Foundation Invites Grant Applications for its 2015 Grant Cycle
Nonprofit organizations in Ottawa County or serving Ottawa County are invited to submit a grant request application. The Foundation will award grants to nonprofit organizations to address current and emerging needs in the fields of education, social services, physical and mental health, safe and positive living environments, natural resources and the arts. The Foundation serves to provide for the enrichment of the quality of life in the Ottawa County community.

Go to Grant Guidelines on this site for guidelines to prepare your grant request.

Completed proposals are due (postmarked) no later than March 16, 2015

The Ottawa County Community Foundation awarded  23 grants totaling $26,819 in 2014.  Funding for these grants comes from the earnings from several unrestricted funds held by the Ottawa County Community Foundation including the Armburster Fund, Peterson-Blackburn Fund, Rhiel Fund, Rofkar Fund, Stensen Memorial Fund, and Thierwechter Fund. 

2014 Foundation Facts

  • $35,105 awarded as grants to 19 non-profit groups

  • $87,467 awarded 

    as scholarships 

    to 88 students 

    from 42 different scholarship funds 


  • $63,780 distributed through Donor Advised, Designated, and Organization Endowment Funds

  • Current value of our funds is over $5.7 million


 You may contribute to an existing fund with as little as $5.

  A named fund may be established with a gift of $10,000      or more.  A named scholarship fund may be established  with a gift of $25,000 or more. 

 Perpetual scholarships and grants are awarded 

from the  funds. 

T he Ottawa
 County Community Foundation encourages

“Doing good.  Forever."

The Ottawa County Community Foundation is a public charitable organization created by the citizens of our community to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in the Ottawa County area.

*The Foundation established a permanent endowment to support a variety of charitable programs designed to address the current and emerging needs of local residents in the fields of education, social services, physical and mental health, safe and positive living environment, natural resources and the arts.

*College Scholarships are awarded to deserving students to support their post-secondary educational endeavors.


Ottawa County Community Foundation
P.O. Box 36
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452

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